We’ve already seen several trailers for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but attendees at CinemaCon were just treated to the entire opening sequence as part of Universal’s presentation. Pretty much my entire Twitter feed was flooded with positive reactions to those first five minutes in the wake of them playing, which is a great sign.
Eric Vespe describes, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s opening was fantastic. A small sub enters the water part of the abandoned Jurassic World, looking for the bones of the Indominus Rex. They find it, but the Mosasaurus finds them. Very horror-feeling. Lighting storm showing bits and pieces as the T-Rex hunts the part of the team on the surface.”
Deadline digs deeper into the footage…
“A small submarine enters the underwater depths of the park at Isla Nublar. They saw off some bone from a dead dinosaur, and it floats up and hits that toothy killer whale beast’s bottom from the first movie. Then, there’s another researcher in the park who gets chased by the T-Rex in the night. The gentleman grabs onto the ladder of a helicopter which the T-Rex tries to pull down. The beast does not, but that killer whale has the final chomp in the end. Later in the trailer, we see that whale actually make it to the beach where folks are, of course, surfing.”
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are returning for the sequel, which also stars Jeff Goldblum, along with Justice Smith, James Cromwell and Toby Jones. Colin Trevorrow, who directed Jurassic World, wrote the script for the sequel with Derek Connolly.
“It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.
When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.
With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.“
Life continues to find a way on June 22.